The Unbundling Effect: Who’s Next?
Saturday, March 14
11:00AM - 12:00PM
110 E 2nd St
What if the structure of the US as we now know it disappeared over the next decade and the so-called institutions were no more? Overpriced universities were no longer the epitome of education, cable companies no longer ruled the airwaves, banking was no longer conducted at a stuffy bank with cumbersome regulations and hotels were no longer central to the likes of Hilton, the Four Seasons, etc. These seemingly far-fetched ideas, are events that are slowly becoming a reality through the use of innovative technology and transparency through social media and online identity, combined with a new attitude among consumers and industry leaders.
This dual conversation will be between Fundera CEO Jared Hecht and GA co-founder Brad Hargreaves who are fueling this change and unbundling in two large industries – education and banking. They are shaping these industries to be more in line with what today’s consumer wants; transparency, efficiency, and no red tape.
Co-Founder & CEO
Jared Hecht is co-founder and CEO at Fundera, an online marketplace that connects small business owners to the best possible funding option. Previously, Jared co-founded GroupMe, a group messaging ...Show the rest
Jared Hecht is co-founder and CEO at Fundera, an online marketplace that connects small business owners to the best possible funding option. Previously, Jared co-founded GroupMe, a group messaging service that in August 2011 was acquired by Skype, which was subsequently acquired by Microsoft in October 2011. Prior to GroupMe, he led Business Development at Tumblr where he focused on international expansion and strategic partnerships. Jared currently serves on the Advisory Board of the Columbia University Entrepreneurship Organization and is an investor and advisor to startups such as Codecademy, SmartThings, and TransferWise. He is a national chess champion and enjoys anything involving the outdoors. Jared received his BA in Political Science from Columbia University where he served as the publisher and managing director of Inside New York. Originally a native of San Francisco, Jared now resides in Brooklyn with his wife.Hide the rest